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  • Why We Deny Science

    This hour, we’ll talk to Sara Gorman and Jack Gorman about why people insist science is wrong despite concrete evidence. They write about it in their book, “Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us.”

  • The Study Of Venom

    This hour, we’ll talk about the scientists who risk their lives studying venom – and how their research is helping to produce live-saving drugs for humans. We’ll be joined by science journalist Christie Wilcox, author of “Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry.”

  • The Art Of Living

    This hour, we’ll talk with Krista Tippett about the lessons she’s learned from hosting the podcast “On Being,” which she writes about in “Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living”

  • Girls And Autism

    This hour, we’ll talk about how about how girls are being better diagnosed and treated for the condition, the subject of a recent report in Scientific American magazine.

  • Inside Our Memories

    This hour, we’ll learn about how scientists are developing a better understanding of how memories work – and how they can sometimes be manipulated – with Anna Lee Strachan, director of an upcoming “NOVA” episode on the topic.

  • Losing And Finding A Mind

    We’ll talk with Clark Elliott about how a pair of Chicago researchers helped him to regain his mental capacity, which he writes about in The Ghost in My Brain: How a Concussion Stole My Life and How the New Science of Brain Plasticity Helped Me Get it Back.